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“The Armenian”mechanism” as a lever of pressure on Russia REVIEW of ACADEMICIAN ANATOLII PESHKO

30 September 2017, 13: 54

A notable event of this week is the decision of the Armenian standing parliamentary Commission on foreign relations, which voted against Armenia’s withdrawal from the Eurasian economic Union. Recall that, as already reported, the initiative of the country’s exit from the EAEU was made by the conditionally Pro-Western bloc “Elk”.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Vice-President of the Academy of economic Sciences of Ukraine, political expert and former Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine, academician Anatoliy Peshko said that the solution to this was to be expected. “It is important for Yerevan to remain in the Eurasian economic Union. Whatever it was, the EAEU member States are Armenia’s partners. And it is the former republics of the USSR, close to Armenia mentally,” said Pesko.

According to the expert, the post-Soviet countries have developed close relations over the decades of their stay in the USSR. “You have to understand that the attempts to separate Armenia from other countries of the Eurasian Union, is the handiwork of US who want to keep their world domination. The us Federal reserve, and many other things are used for this, including the “Armenian mechanism” as a lever of pressure on Russia,” Peshko said.

According to the academician, one of the ways to weaken Russia is, for example, the Armenian-Azerbaijani and other conflicts that broke out in the territory of the former USSR, including Ukraine.

“The draft law on Armenia’s withdrawal from the EAEU is another attempt by the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, who actually control America, to maintain maximum leverage on the processes in the world. Note: even the President of the United States Donald Trump is not given the opportunity to make independent decisions”, – said A. Peshko.

As for the agreement between Armenia and the European Union expected to be signed in November, which was opposed by Moscow in 2013, as a result of which the document was never signed, the expert agrees with the opinion that this is in a sense a factor of blackmail on the part of Armenia, which wants to get more bonuses from Russia.

“But I want to give you an example of Ukraine, which has followed the path of Association with the European Union. We have nothing to gain from this. We had a huge common market with Russia and received about $ 40 – $ 60 billion a year from the sale of our goods here. And now Kiev has abandoned the Russian market, and the country has lost a lot. And if Armenia will agree to sign an Association agreement with the EU, the more you will lose”, – said A.Peshko.

Continuing to talk about the example of Ukraine, the expert said that it was not by chance that he cited the figure of 40-60 billion dollars: “Today the European market gives us only 20 billion. That is, we have 2-3 times reduced the market. Europe in any case can not replace Russia. And besides, Ukrainian goods, as well as Armenian ones, by their characteristics, by their certification requirements do not meet European standards. Our products are not in demand in the EU, which means that we will not be business partners.”

“In Europe, they thought that Ukraine could become a market, but then they realized that even in this capacity we are not suitable, because the standard of living of Ukrainians has fallen significantly over the past three years – after the so-called “revolution of hydration” (“Euromaidan”. – Ed.). Armenia will find itself in the same situation,” said